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Entry from December 14, 2017
“How did the vegan fix her flat?"/"A spare I guess”

"A spare I guess” for “asparagus” is a pun that has been printed on several images.

A bowling “spare” asparagus pun is the most popular. “The joke will have something to do with bowling and vegetables and the punchline will be ‘A spare, I guess’” was posted on Twitter on November 27, 2008. “What did the bowling vegetable get on that last frame? A spare, I guess” was posted on Twitter on July 9, 2013.

A “spare” tire asparagus pun is also popular. “What’s the best vegetable to replace a car tire? A spare I guess #asparagus” was posted on Twitter on August 24, 2013. “How did the vegan fix her flat? A spare I guess” was posted on Twitter on October 19, 2017.


Wikipedia: Asparagus
Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus.

13 May 1999, Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, “Lettuce think about these vegetable names” by Desta Cahoon, pg. 5F, col. 2:
Asparagus A spare what? Does Gus need a spare? I guess.

Twitter
Ryan Steele‏
@rgsteele
The joke will have something to do with bowling and vegetables and the punchline will be “A spare, I guess.”
5:07 PM - 27 Nov 2008

Reddit—Puns
Asparagus (self.puns)
submitted April 20, 2012 by Krozard
A vegetable walks into a bowling ally and asks “What is it called if I knock half the puns down on my first roll, then knock the rest down on my second roll?” The man behind the counter looks up, shrugs, and says “A spare I guess” (Asparagus)

Twitter
Dallas Flashman Wade‏
@Flashmanwade
If you need an extra vegetable well then you need asparagus (a spare I guess)
12:48 PM - 8 Dec 2012

Twitter
降り幸せTea‏
@TheCupcakesaLie
Why’d the vegetable feel left out? Because it was a spare, I guess. http://twitpic.com/cnzyzk
10:08 PM - 3 May 2013

Twitter
Jordan‏
@LeadfeatherCo
What did the bowling vegetable get on that last frame?
A spare, I guess.
9:59 AM - 9 Jul 2013

Twitter
Star Tweeets‏
@wrong_tweeets
What’s the best vegetable to replace a car tire?
A spare I guess #asparagus
8:24 PM - 24 Aug 2013

Twitter
nic newsham‏
@nicnewsham
Which vegetable would you use if you were to blow a tire? Asparagus (pronounced: a spare I guess). #jokes
11:02 AM - 27 Aug 2013

Twitter
Jess ✌🏻‏
@JessieTheJames
If @jonvroman got a flat tire, I’m pretty sure he would need asparagus. (A spare, I guess) #punny #frontrowlivin
4:30 PM - 26 Sep 2013

Twitter
Ethan Swaringin‏
@eeZyy_E
Asparagus jokes:  two men go to a bowling alley, one looks to the other and says “what did you get on that last frame?” A Spare I Guess..
8:28 PM - 3 Nov 2013

Twitter
Bad Joke Eel‏
@BadJokeEel_
What does a vegetable get in bowling? A-spare-I-guess.
10:24 AM - 20 Nov 2013

Twitter
Random Stuff‏
@BigleySmalls
Just made up a bad joke. What did the vegetable bowl at the bowling alley? A spare I guess (asparagus), I don’t really know #badjoketweet
8:42 PM - 18 Mar 2014

Twitter
Schnucks‏
@SchnuckMarkets
What did the vegetable bowl? --->A spare, I guess #foodjokefriday #funnynotfunny
8:00 AM - 7 Aug 2015

Eat24
EAT24 DAD JOKE CONTEST WINNERS REVEALED
JUNE 15, 2017
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What do you call an extra vegetable?
A spare, I guess. #dadjoke –Stephen Christensen

Twitter
Ben Wachter‏
@bwachter70
What is a bowlers favorite vegetable? “A-spare-I-guess” #dadjokes
1:49 PM - 15 Aug 2017

Twitter
Just Like Haylee 🎗‏
@hayleez01
@BebeRexha What do you call a fifth tire in a car?
Asparagus.
Get it? A spare, I guess.
9:52 AM - 19 Aug 2017

Twitter
a‏
@aaronn_md
How did the vegan fix their flat?
A spare I guess(asparagus)
4:15 PM - 19 Oct 2017

Twitter
BruceBruceBaGosh‏
@BruceBruceGosh
Replying to @dadtellsjokes
How did the vegan fix her flat? A spare I guess.
5:26 PM - 19 Oct 2017

Reddit—Clean Jokes
Have you heard the guy who’s vegetable truck hit a flat tire? (self.cleanjokes)
submitted December 14, 2017 by LegendaryTooth
He should’ve brought a spare I guess…
COMMENTS
dogsandtrees
Asparagus nice.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, December 14, 2017 • Permalink